Xinjiang Authorities Detained Uyghur Official Who Quit Due to Injury in Yarkand Incident

Radio Free Asia, 6 August 2019

By Shohret Hoshur – Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) detained for one month a Uyghur former official who resigned due to complications from an injury he sustained while fleeing an incident of unrest five years ago, according to sources.

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Uighur man threatened with deportation to China arrives in US after urgent appeal

SBS News, 7 August 2019

By Maani Truu – Uighur man who issued a desperate plea for help to the world after being threatened with deportation to China has arrived safely in the US, according to advocates.

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Uyghur Congress Calls on States to Demand Investigation into UN Complicity in Chinese Efforts to Silence NGOs

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

In April, the World Uyghur Congress discovered that former UN Under-Secretary-General and head of UNDESA, Wu Hongbo, openly admitted that he represented Chinese national interests in his position as a UN official, and ordered the expulsion of WUC President, Dolkun Isa, from the 2017 UN Indigenous Forum.

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You Can’t Force People to Assimilate. So Why Is China at It Again?

The New York Times, 16 July 2019

By Adrian Zenz – The Chinese government’s campaign of internment in the northwestern region of Xinjiang is extraordinary, by dint of its scale — but also, its contradictions.

Up to 1.5 million people from predominantly Muslim Turkic minorities — Uighurs, Kazakhs and Kyrgyz — have been arbitrarily detained in political re-education camps designed in part to make them renounce their religious beliefs.

At times, the Chinese authorities have portrayed this mass detention campaign as a “strict preventative measure” against violent extremist ideologies. At others, they have called it a benign “vocational training” initiative, comparing detainees to “boarding school students.”

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WUC Urges the International Community not to Repeat Mistakes of the Past on the 10th Anniversary of the Urumqi Massacre

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
 www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]

Friday, 5 July 2019, marks the 10th anniversary of the Urumqi massacre in East Turkistan. On July 5-7, 2009, thousands of Uyghur protesters were killed, forcibly disappeared or injured in a brutal response from the Chinese government to peaceful protests from mostly Uyghur students in Urumqi in response to China’s policies in the region.

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WUC Deeply Saddened by Death of Prominent Uyghur Writer

Press Release – For immediate release
19 June 2019
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
+49 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected]ghurcongress.org

The WUC is deeply saddened by the death of Nurmuhemmet Tohti, a prominent Uyghur writer, who reportedly died shortly after detention in an internment camp in East Turkistan. He was detained from November 2018 to March of this year and was said to have been deprived of medical treatment for diabetes and heart disease, which led to his death at 70 years old.

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UN counter-terror tsar visits Xinjiang where Uighurs held in huge numbers

The Guardian, 14 June 2019

By Agency France Press  The UN’s counter-terrorism tsar is on a visit this week to China’s Xinjiangregion, where Beijing insists the estimated 1 million Uighurs and other Muslims it is detaining constitute a potential terrorist threat.

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